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The American Heart Association has some soul-crushing news for American kids.

This week the organization announced that kids should consume no more than six teaspoons (roughly 100 calories) of added sugar a day, which is less than one-third of the sugar children consume now. For some perspective, six teaspoons roughly amounts to a serving of flavored yogurt or a handful of caramel popcorn.

What’s more, children under 2 years old should avoid consuming added sugars altogether, the report said. That’s because evidence has suggested that sugar has addictive qualities, especially for young children whose taste buds are being shaped by the foods they eat. And a lot of the food they eat includes seemingly healthy products such as instant oatmeals, pasta sauce, and peanut butter—all of which can contain high sugar levels.

The recommendations stab at the heart of American health crises, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity-related cancers and dental caries. About two-thirds of people in the US are overweight and the trend is only getting worse, thanks to energy dense but nutrient-poor foods, according to the report.

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